Safe Disaster-Resilient Drinking Water to Floods and Drought Prone Areas in Sri Lanka

Progress year 4

Objective I

  • More efficient provision of disaster – resilient water supplies to vulnerable communities

Demonstration of RWH systems in 40 schools

49 schools were visited and assessed in Badulla, Mullaithivu, Moneragala and Kilinochchi Districts.

20 schools were selected at Badulla, Kilinochchi, Moneragala and Mullaithivu Districts. A total of 7450 (6911 students and 539 teachers) will have access for clean drinking water through RWH.

3 awareness programs were conducted . 252 teachers and parents were made aware on RWH and its benefits.

Construct 408 RWHS HH

Community awareness

Completed 7 awareness programs and 330 (106 males, 224 females) beneficiaries were made aware on RWHS and its benefits.

Domestic RWHS constructions

90 household selections were completed, and 90 households will have safe access for drinking water through RWHS. Constructions are ongoing.

Objective II

  • Build Capacity of Officials and professionals on Rainwater Harvesting Technology


Research and Development – Survey of existing RWH systems in other districts

4104 RWHS data was collected and updated the database. The data was received from Hambantota, Kandy, Badulla, Ampara, Matale, Nuwaraeliya, Kurunegala, and Kegalla Districts.

 Networking and Dissemination of Information – Supporting Regional RWH Network

Created and updated a database of SAARC organizations involved in RWH. 52 regional organizations are identified

 Networking and Dissemination of Information – Establish Resource Centers

Locations were selected in Badulla and Monaragala to establish information resource centers. Badulla district center planned to open at the end of March 2020.




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